Remember how I mentioned I didn't like Yee Sang? Well, we did eat it from a packet so I guess I wasn't giving it a fighting chance. We stopped in at Monk and Me on Monday night, to find that they're serving yee sang on a special Chinese New Year menu until 8 Feb this year!
Monk and Me
9 Evans Pl
Hawthorn East 3213
(03) 9813 3261
My parents wanted to try the yee sang, so I was happy to give it another go. And the option of having raw slices of salmon with it sealed the deal. The salad by itself is $33, but you can get a serve of raw salmon for $8.
Their version includes carrots, lemon, chillies, leek, jellyfish, grapefruit, fried wonton skin, coriander and peanuts. Man, it's tiring just typing out the list of ingredients, imagine slicing them all yourself!
Salmon + peanuts
Fried wonton skins and sauce. A whole plate of crispy-fried deliciousness. (A lot nicer than the ones from the packet, hehe).
We put all the ingredients on a big plate in the middle and stirred it all together with our chopsticks. And you know, after my average experience with yee-sang on Chinese New Year's eve, I was so impressed with Monk's version! All the ingredients were super fresh, and I loved the salmon and the crispy crispy wonton skins.
It's my mission to make my own yee sang next year... watch this space.